Reviewed by: Shannon Hammell
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart | Directed by: Billy Wilder | Produced by: Billy Wilder | Written by: Billy Wilder and Ernest Lehman, from a play by Samuel A. Taylor | Distributor: Paramount
I have not seen the 1995 film remake of this movie so I cannot compare the two films but I can say that I did enjoy this movie. It’s a sweet, romantic comedy with no sex, violence, or profanity of any kind. This is a great, clean, funny date movie, so to speak and an awesome classic from the late Billy Wilder.
Audrey Hepburn plays Sabrina, a chauffeur’s daughter (her father works as a chauffeur for the patriarch of the Larrabee household) who falls in love with one of two Larrabee brothers (William Holden) but ends up running into the other Larrabee (Humphrey Bogart). She is caught between the two and romance and comedy ensue from there.
This is not necessarily a Christian film, but there’s nothing objectionable in the film. Like I mentioned earlier, it’s a clean, fun movie that’s great to rent for an at-home date or for a girl’s night out (or in, rather), however, the film also deals with issues on romantic fidelity and doing what your heart is set on doing.
“Sabrina” is appropriate for all ages, though the younger set might find it boring while teens may be quite interested. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Year of Release—1954